CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it is well known as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine protection and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can select CentOS for your new VPS server during the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the option to choose the one which is more suitable for the apps that you intend to set up and run. CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you would like to do - to set up a separate account for each domain name hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domains at the same time and control the whole server as one single account. You will also have the choice to buy the VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet with no extra software that comes with the Control Panels. This way, you are able to install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we supply with our dedicated server plans. Throughout the sign-up process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the applications that you wish to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from several web hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to control the whole server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to make an individual account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't choose any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest effort and time downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most secure software on the dedicated server.